JV, Fresh­man Foot­ball Mus­tangs Claim Vic­to­ries

The Oakdale Leader - - SPORTS -

It was a suc­cess­ful week for both the fresh­man and ju­nior var­sity Oak­dale High School foot­ball teams.

For the JV Mus­tangs, Fri­day night’s road game against El Cap­i­tan on Aug. 31 was a big con­fi­dence booster. The Colts racked up 43 first half points in the 57-7 vic­tory. Oak­dale started the game off ag­gres­sive and re­cov­ered a fum­ble on the open­ing kick­off and did not slow down. Seven dif­fer­ent play­ers scored for Oak­dale and Ry­lan Kerr scored twice, both touch­downs com­ing in the first quar­ter. Kerr is hav­ing an im­pres­sive start to the sea­son and turned in an­other 100 yard per­for­mance. Donovan Walker, Aaron Jones, Zach Aloisio, Jay Hum­mer, Steven Graff and Cole Snyder all found the end zone for Oak­dale as well.

“It was a to­tal team ef­fort tonight,” said head coach Matt Mi­randa. “We got con­tri­bu­tions from ev­ery­one who stepped foot out there.”

This Thurs­day evening Oak­dale will play at home against St. Mary’s fol­low­ing the fresh­man game. Kick­off is sched­uled for 6 p.m.

On Wed­nes­day, Aug. 29 the Ponies headed to Pleasan­ton to take on Amador Val­ley. Orig­i­nally the team was sched­uled for a home game on Thurs­day evening against El Cap­i­tan. The game, how­ever, was can­celed due to lack of trans­porta­tion for El Cap­i­tan.

“It was not ideal for us, but we are ex­cited to get back on the field,” said head coach Rod­ney Long.

The fresh­men were com­ing off a bye week and had not played since Aug. 16.

Oak­dale ac­cepted the in­vi­ta­tion against Amador Val­ley and bat­tled for a 17-14 vic­tory. Down 8-0 late in the first half, kicker Kevin Camelin connected on a 27-yard field goal for Oak­dale. Trail­ing 14-3 in the third, Oak­dale did not lose poise. A 65-yard rush­ing touch­down by Jose Tor­res trimmed the deficit down to 14-10 with just five min­utes re­main­ing in the third quar­ter. Yahir Ayala scored the go-ahead touch­down with less than two min­utes re­main­ing in the game when he ex­ploded for a 40 yard score to go up 17-14.

Oak­dale wel­comes St. Mary’s to town this Thurs­day night with a spe­cial 4 p.m. start time.

DEN­NIS D. CRUZ/THE LEADER

Steven Graff, 25, out­runs the Gau­cho de­fense in the JV team’s 57-7 road win over El Cap­i­tan.

DEN­NIS D. CRUZ/THE LEADER

JV player Ry­lan Kerr, 2, left this de­fender on the ground and car­ried the ball for over 100 yards Fri­day night.

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